Thursday, 25 October 2007

419 Phenomenon 3

100A New Hope Avenue,

My name is Smith Rose, I am an artist with my wife Smith Rose,We own
SMITH ROSE ART WORLD LMT. in Sevilla,(SPAIN)I live in Sevilla Spain,
with my two
kids, four cats, one dog and the love of my life my wife Linda Rose. It is
definitely a full house wife, I have been doing artwork since I was a small
child That gives me about 26 years of experience I majored in art in
high school
and took a few college art courses Most of my work is done in either pencil or
art brush mixed with color pencils.I have recently added designing and
artwork on the computer, I have been selling my art for the last 3 years and
have had my work featured on trading cards, prints and in magazines, I have
sold in galleries and to private collectors from all around the world. I am
always facing serious difficulties when it comes to selling my art works to
united state of Americans andCanada they are always offering to pay with usps
postal money order or casher's cheque,which is difficult for me to
cash here in
Spain,Sevilla We are looking for a representative in the United States Of
America who will be working for us as a per-time worker and we will be willing
to pay 10% for every transaction, which wouldn't affect your present state of
work,someone who would help us receive payments from our customers in the
states, I want mean someone that is responsible and reliable, because the cost
of coming to the state and getting payments is very expensive, We are
working on
setting up a branch in the united state,so for now we need a representative in
the United States Of Amareica who will be handling the payment aspect for our
company.These payments are in the form of Usps Postal Money order or casher's
cheque and they would come to you in your name if you are willing to
assist as a
representative,so all you need to do is to cash the Usps Postal Money
order or
cashier cheque,deduct your percentage and send the balance to any
of our regional office via western union or monygram transfer you're to deduct
the Charges then wire the rest of the balance with you to our office
address we
provide. But the problem we have is trust, we have also made an
arrangement with
the FBI in Washington,united state that if anybody getsaway withour money they
will definately get hold with the person,and the person will go to JAIL for
LOOTING our funds,you are to receive the money order or casher'scheque payment
which will be sent to you by the Fedex or UPS,DHL Courier Service your bank
account to enable you cashit and send the money cashed for the order or
casher's cheque to me via Western Union money transfer or Money
Gram.NOTE: All
charges of the Western Union money transfer or Money Gram.willshould
be deducted
from the balance left with you,so you are restassured thatyou wouldn? spend a
dime out of your personal money.
PHONE #s (Home & Cell):
I will be needing your home address, so that I will forward it to my customers
to send you the casher's cheque or usps postal money order. via Fedex or
dhlcourierservice overnight shipment.Thanks for yourassistant and God bless,


For the love of me said...

What I do not understand is how this 419 business continues to thrive? Are people really that dumb or is it just plain greed?

Jinta said...

@ For the love, I think it's greed, desperation, dumbness and hope all rolled up into one - don't forget, they've seen it work for a few people

Nyemoni said...

Oh no you didn't...God knows how these peeps get people's e-mail I'm still amazed that people still fall for these schemes!

Anyway, I wanted to stop by to say thanks for stopping by my space...keep well!

CATWALQ a.k.a LAGBA-JESS said...

Who falls for schemes like these?

CATWALQ a.k.a LAGBA-JESS said...

my favourite part was the "agreement" with the so FBI dey take support art?
Where my paint sef? Maybe chance for me still dey

Jinta said...

@ nyemoni, people DO fall for them, surprisingly. There's this case of the chap who 419'd a Brazillian bank president for about $850million, or some silly money like that. EFCC caught up,prison is now home.

@ Catwalq, count me in.

guerreiranigeriana said...

ha!! know, i don't even feel sorry for the fools who get 419'd...after reading that email, typos abound, if you were to think it legit, you deserve to be scammed for being so stupid...i mean, really, the fbi...when they do investigations, the fools who were 419'd should also be prosecuted for greed or stupidity...either one needs remedy...afterall, was it not greed that made the 419er concoct the scam? catwalq 'where my paint sef? maybe chance for me still dey'...

Jinta said...

@ guerreiranigeriana - I agree stupidity should be converted into a criminal offence. My jury's still out on greed though.

Isi said...

i get those phony mails all the time! they lack initiative, its so damn easy to see its a scam... but then ppl have been known to play along and get punk'd!

Onome said...

its good dat dis is posted online so pple can be aware and so pple can spam such emails...or better yet forward them to authorities(lol)

Refining-Truth Betold said...

i ask thesame question as the first commentator. WHY DOES 419 BUSINESS CONTINUE TO THRIVE?

Jinta said...

Greed, 'betold, greed